The "Venus" clay pipe is a late Victorian era pipe that was created using an original circa 1900 bronze mold and features a semi-nude neoclassical woman reclining against the scallop-shaped bowl. She reclines along the narrow stem in a strikingly similar pose to the famous Roman goddess depicted in the well-preserved Pompeii fresco at the Casa di Venus, pre 79 A.D. Whether purchasing this pipe to enjoy with your favorite tobacco blend, or simply buying it as an elegant keepsake, the Venus will make a fine addition to any collection. The "Venus" clay pipe is fashioned from non-toxic, commercially produced clay, and bisque fired. Finished with a red glaze tip providing a smooth smoking experience.